Reptiles Current Affairs, GK & News


Reptiles are the first entirely terrestrial vertebrate class, totally independent from the aquatic habitat for survival. They have excellent evolutionary innovation to get them rid of water life. Their skin is keratinized and impermeable to water whereas amphibian skin is permeable. Due to keratinized skin, the hitherto cutaneous respiration became impossible and respiration became dependent ..

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Prehistoric lizard ‘Vellbergia bartholomaei’ discovered

According to the recent research done by the researchers of Harvard University, a new prehistoric reptile species was discovered, which was claimed to be an ancestor to modern-day lizards and snakes. The ancient lizard is called as ‘Vellbergia bartholomaei’ and this discovery is expected to reveal several details about the revolution of four-legged creatures.


Impressed tortoise discovered in Arunachal Pradesh

A team of herpetologists from the Forest Department and two NGOs — Help Earth and Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) have discovered the Impressed Tortoise (Manouria impressa) in Yazali area of the Lower Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh. This is the first-ever recorded sighting in India of this tortoise which is on a red list of ..


Yangtze Giant Soft-Shell Turtles

The only known female member of one of the world’s rarest turtle species has died at a zoo in southern China. The animal was one of four Yangtze giant soft-shell turtles known to be remaining in the world. Some Facts Related to Yangtze giant Turtle It is also known as the Red River giant softshell ..


Red Coral Kukri slighted in Dudhwa tiger reserve

A rare Indian snake species – Red Coral Kukri- has recently sighted in the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve (DTR) after a gap of 82 years. The reptile was first sighted in Dudhwa in 1936 and even its zoological name ‘oligodon Kheriensis’ finds its roots in its Kheri-specific location. According to experts, Red Coral Kukri is a ..


Indian Coast Guard launches Operation Oliva to safeguard turtles in Odisha

The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) recently launched an exercise ‘Operation Oliva’ along the serene sea waters of Gahirmatha marine sanctuary in Odisha to protect the endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles during their mating season. The exercise is part of its annual mission to ensure the safe mid-sea sojourn of breeding Olive Ridley sea turtles.